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Yena (yam cult head)

mid 20th century
collected 1961


Kwoma people

Papua New Guinea

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Ambunti Mountains (Washkuk Hills) East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea
    Cultural origin
    Kwoma people
    mid 20th century
    collected 1961
    Media category
    Ceremonial object
    Materials used
    wood, white, red ochre and black pigments
    92.5 x 20.0 x 7.0 cm
    Purchased 1976
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Artist information
    Kwoma people

    Works in the collection


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Melanesian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1966–22 May 1966

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 13. cat.no. 148, 'Head on stake. Nose, eyes and mouth in relief. Wood, some red pigment. Head 18h, overall 36½h. Washkuk, Sepik River. Coll: S.G. Moriarty. S73'.

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